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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Schotter, Roni You Too Can Be A Writer Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award-winning author of 28 books, including NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET, used by many teachers to model writing, THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS, winner of the 2006 Parents' Choice Award, and MAMA, I'LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD, winner of Oppenheim Platinum Award. I speak to children as fellow writers and share my passion for the power and pleasure of words and story. I urge children to turn their ideas, events and feelings into stories by observing carefully, using their imagination, and asking, what if? I show my messy notebooks and drafts to emphasize the value and pleasure of rewriting. With fun exercises and writing tips based on my many books, I aim to convince children that writing--whether fiction or nonfiction--is both rewarding and easy.
$1001- $3000
Newcombe, Melody Laughter is the Best Medicine Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Do you like to laugh? Would you like to put more laughter into your life to reduce stress, enjoy your day and feel better? Well, it's a clinically proven fact that laughter heals. Melody Newcombe will take you on a science journey into how your body responds to laughter, and tears. You'll learn fascinating facts to marvel at. Then you'll go on a very funny journey of interactive laughter exercises to help you create well being within yourself, no matter your age. You will all love this program designed for fun, laughter and better health. You will find that this laughter therapy session will stay with you for weeks to come, bringing a sense of well being, joy and happiness into every part of your life. Melody 'Whoopsy Daisy' Newcombe is a professional performer and science teacher. She will bring gales of laughter to the hearts, bodies and minds of audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Rogers, Robert Aesop's Fables Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Take pride in who you are, even if you are slow as a tortoise; don't be greedy, and practice what you preach. These are some of the lessons taught in five of the most delightful and timeless stories by the ancient Greek writer, Aesop. These two thousand year old stories have been told around the world for generations. This version by Robert Rogers includes, How the Tortoise beat the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Mother and Son Crabs, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Monkey and the Jar of Peanuts.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' LA CAUSA History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
In the late 1960's, a man named Cesar Chavez changed the lives of Latin American farm workers, fought for civil rights, and battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history as one young woman balances the demands of her family and culture, and fights to see her people free of poverty.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE DAY IT SNOWED TORTILLAS by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A delightful Mexican folktale in which creative problem-solving is the key ingredient that helps a poor couple outwit a gang of bullies. A poor woodcutter and his wife have the chance of a lifetime – to become rich! All they have to do is keep a secret . . . something the woodcutter simply can't do. His clever wife cooks up an ingenious plan, and all she needs to do is make it snow – in July – in Mexico! The recipe for this hilarious folktale includes fantastic puppets, marvelous music, and one very funny chicken!
$501- $1000
Slaw, Jennifer Jen Slaw Interactive Juggling Performance Performing Arts- Juggling
Juggling Sensation Jen Slaw entertains children & families with a 45 minute show full of professional, fun; interactive juggling that includes music, dance, comedy, audience participation, and a wide variety of different juggling props. The show features highly skilled juggling routines including up to 5 ball juggling, flashy club swinging & juggling, and a funky hip-hop act with cigar boxes. A shiny red ball takes on a life of its own, moving magically around silver boxes in a beautifully unique dance, plates spin, scarves fly, ribbons twirl, 3 diminutive members of the audience create their own 3 ring circus, and more! The show is fun and appropriate for all ages, can be tailored to mesh with summer reading themes. Great for summer reading program finale celebrations. Jen Slaw's juggling combines grace, humor, skill and beauty with a captivating style which delights all audiences. Jen is an International Jugglers Association 3 Ball Champion, and has performed with stars from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Bros and taught with the Big Apple Circus. Jen holds degrees from Swarthmore College in art & engineering.
$501- $1000
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Be the Hero of Your Own Life…Finding Your Place in Family Stories Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Every family has a collection of stories, sayings, photos, objects, memories and customs that make them unique. Storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will help children become “story detectives” and search out the answers to questions such as “What was the worst meal you ever cooked?” “What is the best vacation you had as a family?” “How did you get your name?” Children will develop techniques for exploring family history and ways to share their stories with others.
$101- $200
Forsyth, Sondra The Unicorn's Secret Performing Arts- Dance
"The Unicorn's Secret" is one of our "Ballet-in-a-Day" events for elementary schools. Teaching Artists conduct morning workshops with up to 200 children, any combination of grades K-5. After lunch, the students share the stage with the Teaching Artists in a costumed production of this original ballet with choreography and story by Sondra Forsyth. See the sample schedule below. We can tailor it to suit your needs. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds.
$1001- $3000
Shih, Patricia Let's Go to China! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Patricia Shih leads the audience through a fascinating trip to the world's oldest continuous living civilization--China. Geography, history, language, music, art, dance, inventions and much more are covered. Patricia brings in many artifacts from her extensive collection including silk lotus shoes, puppets from Chinese opera, instruments and clothing. Patricia will gear the presentation to the age range of the audience. There is audience involvement in learning how to speak, read, write and understand 999 words in Chinese, singing a Chinese folk song, trying out a ribbon dance, and much more.
$501- $1000
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